relayering groups within groups?

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 10:15:44 EST 2006


I will definitely have to check it out...

In Task Mage, the calendar object goes about 8 layers deeps with nested
groups.


On 2/2/06, simplsol at aol.com <simplsol at aol.com> wrote:
>
> Jonathan,
> I don't know the algorithm but, as a three year user, I can tell you
> about the interface:
> There is a list of all objects on the card, including background groups.
> The objects are listed as layered, layer 1 at the top of the list.
> You relayer objects on the card by dragging their names up or down in
> the list.
> If the moved object is within a group, it gets relayered within that
> group.
> If the moved object is a group, the entire group moves to the new layer.
>
> Here's the real magic:
> You can drag objects into or out of groups!
>
> The last item above is particularly valuable:
> You can move a card object into a background group, so it appears on
> all cards.
> You can easily see which objects are part of any group.
> You can move objects from one group to another.
> You can remove objects that have been misplaced into the menu group.
>
> You can select objects that are hidden by other objects on the card.
> You can find and select and inspect objects that were accidentally
> moved outside the screen rect.
>
> Navigator is invaluable if you deal with groups or multiple layers.
> Paul Looney
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Canyon < gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com>
> To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 18:03:50 -0800
> Subject: Re: relayering groups within groups?
>
>    Navigator sets the relayerGroupedControls to true (if necessary) and
> then simply sets the layers as appropriate. I don't remember the
> details of the algorithm off the top of my head, but I believe I just
> figured out what the layers should be and set them, taking into account
> that setting something to a lower layer number can affect something set
> to a higher layer before it.
>
> On Feb 1, 2006, at 7:48 AM, Jonathan Lynch wrote:
>
> > Does navigator use the same method - that is, reordering the >
> objects and
> > subgroups by setting them to the bottom, one at a time?
> >
> > If not, what method does it use?
>
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